Official Gmail app for Apple iPhone on the way
posted by Alan F. / Nov 01, 2011, 12:00 AM
Of course, other Google apps have already been made available for iOS like Google Voice (now back on iTunes after a brief hiatus) and Google Maps. Now, parislemon is saying that Google's native Gmail app has already been submitted to Apple and should be launched shortly to the delight of many Apple iPhone users who favor Gmail on their desktop.
Sure, iOS users can hook up their Gmail account through the native iOS email client, but there is no Push Notification which is rumored to be a feature on the new official Gmail for iOS app. Also expected on the new app is the use of a priority inbox and one click starring of messages. There is also some speculation that new features coming to the Android version of the app will find its way on the iOS variant such as contact icons, improved threading and "deep search functionality" according to the source. And we wouldn't be surprised to find some Google+ features on the iOS app.
A Google spokesman had no comment on the report, and we can only imagine what the boardroom argument must have been like inside the Mountain View based company. After all, the official Gmail app was a chip that Android users could hold over Apple iPhone users-but apparently not for much longer.
source: parislemon via SlashGear
Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 2011
Gmail app on the Iphone........That would be pretty cool. Who said Apple limited applications on their phones? I'm sure that it will work a lot better than the one on the Android phone as well.
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 12:24 AM 3
Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2009
aren't you forgetting that poor excuse for a map app that iOS has?
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 2:55 PM 0
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i didn't even know the iPhone didn't have Gmail...that's kinda fail. xD
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 12:50 AM 0
Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011
iPhone already has g-mail. No need for an app.
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 8:18 AM 0
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No.. Gmail support is built right into the current mail service of the iPhone. You don't have to go through a browser window or anything. So I see no need of a GMail app. When you go to add an email account your can choose between, Microsoft Exchange, GMail, Yahoo, AOL and Hotmail.
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 10:29 AM 2
Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011
Why Google is doing that - waste of time - pearls for pigs. If they want Gmail they should buy an android phone
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 3:11 AM 1
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So, the only "pluses" of this app over the main Mail app are the following? - one click starring of messages - contact icons Mail app already has these: - deep search function: search from, to, subject, or all parts of messages including the body - push notifications: setup is a snap through Exchange (use m.google.com as the server) Does this new iOS Gmail app unify all of my email accounts? Even if they don't end in @gmail.com? It would be a fail if I had to switch between this gmail app and the native Mail app for that reason.
posted on Nov 01, 2011, 3:52 PM 2
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